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The January I’ve been attempting to grind up from $0 playing just Freerolls on pretty much any decent poker site in order to build up a bankroll. It was tough going but I had actually managed to get myself up to around $10 before the urge to take my money to the cash tables. It was doomed to fail and indeed it did eventually. For a few days I kept bouncing from between $10 and $20 on Party until one night I went on complete tilt and flushed the entire lot on draws.

So what’s the moral of the story? Simply if you don’t have enough discipline and time to do what I’ve been trying then find yourself a decent enough deposit and some penny games or else the stress of playing under ‘rolled is going to force every decision you make to mean more than it should. Bad beats and bad run of cards begin to get under your skin to the point where you are gambling rather than playing ABC poker. If you can’t bankroll yourself for even micro stakes then there’s no point in putting money in the bank, it’s not good for your physical or mental health nor will it get you to the stage where you can actually play good poker. Which is why I’ve deposited $50 into UB for a 110% deposit bonus and micro stakes of 2NL ($0.01-$0.02). I’m bankrolled for those lower limits and now I can go about and actually learn the game beyond my current skill level. So the aim of the game now is to grind up to 10NL. Let’s see how long it takes me.